David Hockney at Home: Discover the British Artist's Native Yorkshire

Royal Academy

Woldgate Woods (2006)

For many years, British artist David Hockney found inspiration in the bright and shiny landscape of Los Angeles, with its shimmering poolsides and sun-washed patios. But "A Bigger Picture," an exhibition at London's Royal Academy of Arts, sees the famed dauber return to his origins in the altogether lusher surroundings of the Yorkshire Wolds — a region of gentle hills in England's northeast.

Hockney was born in Bradford, West Yorkshire, and lives today in the seaside town of Bridlington in the east of the county. The return to familiar surroundings seems to have rejuvenated the...